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  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Friday, December 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010 (inside Hilton Americas Hotel)

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

Team

Jeff Tarpinian
LB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
27
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 41 27 14 0.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 HOU 9 0 10 5 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 HOU 8 3 23 16 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NE 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NE 7 1 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 WAS W 17-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @OAK W 30-14 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG L 17-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF W 23-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DAL L 17-20 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 IND L 28-33 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PIT L 23-30 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TEN W 30-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 PHI L 21-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CLE W 23-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 CIN L 13-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1) 

2012 (New England 3/0):
Appeared primarily on special teams in three games

2011 (New England 7/1):
Made the 53-man roster after joining the team as a rookie free agent
Appeared in seven games and made one start. Finished the season with four tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles
Placed on Injured Reserve with a head injury on Nov. 24, 2011
Inactive due to injury vs. Kansas City (11/21)
Made his first career start at linebacker and registered four tackles in a win at the N.Y. Jets (11/13) on Sunday Night Football
Saw his first NFL action vs. Buffalo (9/25)

COLLEGE:
Began his college career at Iowa as a defensive back before moving to linebacker during the spring of 2007 following his redshirt freshman season
Was a top special teams player as well as a starter at linebacker during his career
Recorded 97 total tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

PERSONAL:
Was named the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and won a pair of state titles as an option quarterback
Majored in accounting

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